Canada Post mailboxes targeted in multiple communities — Oceanside Crime Report March 6–12

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During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 260 complaints, including reports of Canada Post boxes being vandalized in Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Qualicum Beach and French Creek. It is unknown how much, if any, mail was stolen.

Canada Post mailboxes

-Two suspects reportedly broke into a lobby and forced open mailboxes in the 500 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville, on March 7.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 1800 block of Ballenas Road, Nanoose Bay, on March 8. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the area of Sanders Road and Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, on March 8. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 1500 block of Stone Lake Drive, Nanoose Bay, on March 9. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

-Mail boxes were reported vandalized in the 400 block of Stanford Avenue East, Parksville, on March 10. Mail was reported stolen.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 600 block of Johnstone Road, French Creek, on March 10. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 800 block of View Road, Qualicum Beach, on March 10. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the area of Kay Road and Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, on March 10. No mail was reported missing.

-A Canada Post mailbox was reported vandalized in the 1500 block of Madrona Drive, Nanoose Bay, on March 10. Unknown if any mail was stolen.

Break and enter

-A business yard break-and-enter was reported in the 600 block of Allsbrook Road, Parksville, on March 11. A fence was cut and a vehicle was reported vandalized in the removal of fuel.

-A business break-and-enter was reported in the 100 block of Middleton Avenue, Parksville, on March 12. Locks had been cut off of two sheds and materials left behind.

Stolen vehicle

-A grey 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, BC plate RV4128, was reported stolen in the 500 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on March 8. 

Theft 

-An unlocked vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 400 block of Harnish Avenue, Parksville, on March 6.

-A vehicle was reported rummaged through in the 100 block Abbey Lane, Parksville, on March 7. There was no damage and nothing reported missing.

-B.C. plate ES321B was reported lost from a vehicle in the 3500 block of Outrigger Road, Nanoose Bay, on March 6.

-B.C. plate MK209H was reported missing from a vehicle in the 700 block of Rivers Edge Drive, Nanoose Bay, on March 7.

-B.C. plate LA7289 was reported missing from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Pillar Road, Qualicum Beach, on March 8.

-An advertising sandwich board was reported stolen in the 900 block of Fairdowne Road, Parksville, on March 9.

-A BC Ambulance Service GPS device, tag 38410, was reported stolen from a vehicle in Parksville on March 9.

-B.C. plates DB106A were reported missing from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, on March 9.

-Alberta plate E28454 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 600 block of Island Highway East, Parksville, on March 9.

-A pair of sunglasses, a Leatherman tool and cooler bag were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Lancaster Place, Qualicum Beach, on March 10.

-A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of Coombs Road, Coombs, on March 11.

-A wallet and contents were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Sanderson Road, Parksville, on March 12.

-B.C. plate RY9101 was reported missing from a vehicle in the 1100 block of Chatsworth Road, Qualicum Beach, on March 12. 

-B.C. plate DB570C was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 800 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on March 12.

Vandalism

-Vandals were reported to have damaged windows in the storybook homes in the 700 block of Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, on March 7.

-A fence was reported vandalized in the 2000 block of Fisher Road, Parksville, on March 11.

Illegal beach fire

-An illegal beach fire was reported in the 2700 block of Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach, on March 8.

Scam

-A fraudster was reported phoning residents claiming to be from a local charity offering to do tax returns for free in exchange for their Social Insurance Numbers. Local service organizations would not phone for such personal information.

Found – Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours to claim.

-An Aqua Lung scuba jacket and a Ryobi 18V drill were found in the first block of Bridgewater Lane, Parksville, on March 7.

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